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Pak, Afghan discuss ways to enhance cooperation for Afghan refugees' repatriation

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

and officials on Wednesday held second meeting of the Working Group during which they discussed ways for dignified repatriation of

The two sides held talks under the Afghanistan-Action Plan for Peace and Stability (APAPPS) at the and (SAFRON) in

The Afghan delegation was headed by the for Afghan Ministry of Affairs, Dr Alema, while Mohammad Aslam, Secretary, SAFRON led the side.

said in a statement that the meeting discussed matters related to and other Afghan nationals illegally residing in Pakistan.

"Both sides deliberated on the ways to enhance mutual cooperation for a dignified, gradual, time bound and complete return of the Afghan nationals to their country," it said.

"It was also decided to observe the agreed timelines and procedures for repatriation of various categories of these persons to "

During the meeting, the two sides signed a standard operating procedure (SOP) for streamlining the working of the group among the two concerned Ministries on a regular basis, in future.

Next meeting of the on Refugees will be held in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 19:40 IST
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